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REDWOOD CREEK - ORICK (ORIC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 124.05º WElevation: 5 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Oct 24 2014 at 7:50 AM PDTNext Issuance: Oct 25 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 26.0 FeetFlood Stage: 32.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2013
20,200
22.91
Dec 2, 2012
2012
14,500
20.37
Mar 30, 2012
2011
15,100
20.68
Dec 29, 2010
2010
8,830
17.55
Feb 26, 2010
2009
17,500
21.62
Dec 29, 2008
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1953 to Present)*
1965
50,500**
24.00
Dec 22, 1964
1975
50,200
23.82
Mar 18, 1975
1956
50,000**
23.95
Dec 22, 1955
1953 50,000** 23.95 Jan 18, 1953
1972 49,700 23.67 Mar 3, 1972
* Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1953 with segmented periods back to Sep 1911
** Different datum
Location Photographs
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ001)
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening. Rain overnight. Windy. Lows 51 to 61. South wind 15 to 30 mph.

Saturday: Rain in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms through the day. Rain showers in the afternoon. Windy. Near steady temperature in the upper 50s. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and small hail. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. South wind 20 to 35 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.

Saturday Night: Rain showers and chance of thunderstorms in the evening and then rain showers likely overnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and small hail in the evening. Lows 43 to 53. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 52 to 62. South wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night and Monday: Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 49. Highs 54 to 64. North wind up to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 46 to 56.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night: Rain. Highs 57 to 67. Lows 48 to 58.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 59 to 69.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Rain likely. Lows 48 to 58.

Thursday through Friday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 59 to 69. Lows 47 to 57.
Impacts - E19 Information
35.0 FeetThe river is within 2 feet of top of levee. Flooding of roads in the Orick area is possible. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
36.0 FeetThe river is within 1 foot of top of levee. Flooding of some roads in the Orick area is likely. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
37.0 FeetThe river level is at the top of the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. Many roads in the delta area may be flooded and impassable including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
38.0 FeetThe river level will be overtopping the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. The entire delta area from Prairie Creek downstream to the mouth will be inundated. Travel through the area will be severely restricted with numerous road closures, including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action to protect life and property, and move to higher ground as necessary.
Product Disclaimer

This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Eureka Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.

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